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Season ticket sales out of this world for Canucks farm team in Utica

Jun 20, 2013, 11:15 PM EDT


After just four days, the Utica Comets, the new American Hockey League affiliate of the Vancouver Canucks, seem to be doing well in season ticket sales.

According to The Observer-Dispatch in Utica, the Comets have, as of Wednesday, already hit the 1,000-mark in season ticket sales after just four days since tickets went on sale.

“The Utica Comets hockey fans have just blown us away,” Comets president Robert Esche told The Observer-Dispatch. He went on to call it “a great indicator as to just how ready Utica, NY is for AHL hockey.”

Last week, the Canucks announced their new AHL affiliate in Utica. The Comets begin play in the 2013-14 AHL season.

  1. mustbechris - Jun 21, 2013 at 7:07 AM

    Woah, a Robert Esche sighting.

  2. JDRDone - Jun 21, 2013 at 9:41 AM

    He’s from the area (Whitesboro), and I remember seeing him at a Utica Pioneers when the college game was the only one in town. Anyone who grew up on upstate NY AHL hockey is glad to see Utica back in the fold.

  3. banger60 - Jun 21, 2013 at 12:51 PM

    JDRDone, exactly, can’t wait, go Comets!

  4. gerard33 - Jun 21, 2013 at 1:23 PM

    Utica Pride baby!

  5. Habib Marwan - Jun 21, 2013 at 3:12 PM

    Albany is the town that doesnt deserve an AHL franchise …. i was skeptical about utica returning but if they can nail down another 1500 season tix holders …. in that poor upsate ny economy then it’s a win win already!

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